New extension underway for high-tech experiences

A social enterprise based in South West England is now executing plans for a building extension that will feature a large dome with a 15-metre diameter to house cutting-edge technology experiences.

Plymouth’s Real Ideas Organisation (RIO) is undertaking the new scheme to transform a 166-year old building, which was formerly used as an indoor market, into a centre for up-and-coming tech firms. The major refurbishment includes the large-scale extension that that will provide fully immersive experiences for both mixed and virtual reality.

Schemes involving commercial property or house extensions in Chester, Plymouth and other cities can benefit from the expertise of professional architecture. Well-versed in planning procedures of local authorities, they can often help streamline the application, facilitating a smoother process and increasing the likelihood of approval.

Work has already begun on The Market Hall extension, located on Duke Street in Devonport, which represents a £7.4 million investment. The derelict structure has been vacant since 2013, but once the extension is complete it will provide 3,000 square feet of space for co-working. The dome area of the extension will provide visiting audiences with all-new experiences where they will be surrounded by content viewed on a 360-degree video screen. Experiences planned include live sports matches, musical shows and nature films.

On top of this building project, RIO has now released the ‘Start Something’ scheme, where it will select 10 start-up and scale-up businesses to receive a membership package to help UK businesses bloom following the lockdown.

Posted by Mark
August 24, 2020

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